On April 12, global pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground on a new, 40,000-sq.-ft. office building in Lenexa, Kan.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several company executives and local dignitaries, including Grundfos Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen, Lenexa Mayor Hon. Michael Boehm and members of the Lenexa City Council.

“Throughout its history, Grundfos has been proud to become ingrained in the communities we call home. We are excited to move forward in our journey by putting down roots in Lenexa,” said Terry Teach, executive vice president of sales for domestic buildings. “As Grundfos continues to grow within the industry, Lenexa offers us the space and resources we need to thrive, and we look forward to seeing our new home take shape.”

The new facility is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017 and will be a LEED-certified design facility. The building will replace the offices located eight miles away in Olathe, Kan.